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MAULDEN: Geographical and Historical information from the year 1866.

[Transcribed information from The Imperial Gazatteer of England & Wales, 1866-9]

"MAULDEN, a parish and a village in Ampthill district, Beds. The village stands 1½ mile E by S of Ampthill, 3 from Ampthill Midland railway station, designed to be opened early in 1868, and 4½ E by S of Ampthill Northwestern railway station; is a considerable place; and carries on some manufacture in straw-plait and lace. The parish comprises 2,574 acres; and its post-town is Ampthill. Real property, £4,513. Pop. in 1851, 1,457; in 1861, 1,563. Houses, 323. The manor belonged once to the poet Pomfret, and belongs now to the Duke of Bedford. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Ely. Value, £438. Patron, the Marquis of Ailesbury. the church was rebuilt, on an enlarges scale, in 1859; is in the decorated English style; retains the old tower, in well-restored condition; and comprises nave, aisles, and chancel, with S porch. The are Independent chapel, a national school, and charities £57."

[Description(s) transcribed by Craig Pickup ©2002]